It's simply upgrading and expanding your palette for painting your story, nothing more and nothing less. To dismiss it as inconsequential is just as naive as saying that it will make you better. I agree that if you are a novice storyteller then you will stay a novice storyteller if you only focus on gear. But just like the move from harpsichord to piano increased the palette of expressivity for Classical composers, equipment that allows for the imagined impossibilities to now become possible is similarly valuable.
I've seen the trailer for this movie in theaters probably a dozen or more times now. I'm sorry to say it, cuz I'm sure they worked hard on it, but it still looks fake to me. I mean it looks great, but it's like a "Wow, look at that CGI!" kind of great. I think I read somewhere that Scorsese's film with DeNiro delayed its release because Scorsese was mortified with the CGI "young" DeNiro.
Lol that was my very first thought as well Peter.
I don't know whether to thank you or curse you for sharing this info, Richard. I just spent a few hundred dollars on myself that I had no intention of spending! Lol well I guess i'll be paying extra on my credit card payments for a few months but I am excited to tinker with my new toys. Got Particular, Pluraleyes, Effects Suite, and Color Suite. 40% off was just too hard to pass up for what will up the production value and most of all help tell better stories for quite some time. :)
This price is still nonsensically high. An online, self-run course should be 1/10th this price. Like the unanimous verdict in the last article about this course, whoever in that company decided the business model of invoking a $5000 USD price tag on this downloadable online tutorial really squandered a great opportunity, in effect killing the cash cow before it even began.
Thanks V. Renee. Great find.